Vitamer Labs introduced a Prenatal Once Daily dietary supplement. Gentle on the stomach, the supplement provides the proper amounts of key nutrients such as folic acid, iron and zinc. It is offered in conjunction with the company’s existing line of prenatal multis.
- Vitamer Labs; 46 Corporate Park, Irvine, CA 92606; 949-863-0340; www.vitamer.com
Expanded Foot Care Line
New from Premier Brands of America
are Silky Foam Insoles for women. The soft, cushiony insoles, sold three pairs to a package, fit comfortably and discreetly in a pump or open-toe shoe. They come in two basic colors plus a fun giraffe print.
- Premier Brands of America Inc.; 120 Pearl St., Mt. Vernon, NY 10550; 718-325-3000; www.premier-brands.com
The manufacturers of the award-winning Winston’s Hot Sauce and ManGogh Sizzle Sauce also can provide zesty sauces for retailers’ private label programs. The natural sauces spice up a burger, add zip to a marinade, and more.
- Winston’s Hot Pepper Sauce Inc.; 12324 Copperfield Dr., Austin, TX 78753; 512-821-3750; www.mangoghsauce.com
Natural Dietary Supplements
New natural dietary supplements from Dyna Tabs are available for retailers’ private label programs. Energy Support strips are made from ginseng and are said to be an excellent source of vitamins B6 and B12. Cravings Resist strips, made from the herbal Hoodia Gordonii, are designed to promote weight loss.
- Dyna-Tabs LLC; 1933 East 12th St., Brooklyn, NY 11229; 718-376-6084; www.dynatabs.com
Mellace Family Brands added Mama Mellace’s Chocolates, a line extension of chocolate covered nuts, to its Mama Mellace’s Old World Treats brand. The rich chocolate-covered snacks, also available for store brand programs, include Dark Chocolate Cinnamon Almonds, Milk Chocolate Irish Cream Almonds and Dark Chocolate Oven-Roasted Cashews. The products are packaged with portability and snacking in mind.
- Mellace Family Brands; 6195 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, CA 92009; 866-255-6887; www.mfbrands.com
Convenient Single-Serve Packs
The Funnelpack system from Funnelpack S.L. (and distributed by Inland Packaging) produces a convenient, easy-to-open option for packaging single servings of salsa, ketchup and other condiments; spices; coffee/tea; toothpaste/shampoo; and many other products. Product - whether liquid, powder or granulated - flows evenly out of the unique triangular-shaped package, with no mess. The system also allows for rectangular, square and trapezoidal package designs, working at a speed of 40 strokes per minute/two pouches per stroke.
- Inland Packaging Inc; 1649 N.W. 81 Way, Plantation, FL 33322; 954-730-8808; www.funnelpack.com
Magnetic Packaging Closures
Suitable for stationery and notecards; gourmet and specialty items; craft materials; personal care items; and much more, new magnetic closures from Adams Magnetic Products are available as a two-piece assembly suitable for a variety of surfaces. Easy-to-open and easy-to-close, the technology offers a unique, durable closure solution.
- Adams Magnetics Products Co.; 888 Larch Ave., Elmhurst, IL 60126; 800-747-7543; www.adamsmagnetic.com
Product-Defining Shrink Labels
Gilbreth combines color, metallics and special effects to produce product-defining shrink labels that communicate the excitement and non-verbal aspects of performance beverages and other products. The result is a dynamic shelf presence that differentiates products and drives appeal.
- Gilbreth Packaging; 3001 State Rd., Croydon, PA 19021; 800-630-2413; www.gilbrethusa.com
New on the Shelf
BIRTHDAY CAKE ICE CREAM
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of its H-E-B Creamy Creations ice cream, H-E-B launched a new flavor: Birthday Cake. The smooth and creamy cake batter product features white cake pieces, colorful candy sprinkles and chocolate icing swirled throughout.
- H-E-B, San Antonio
SPECIALTY SKIN CARE
The new SheaMoisture line of natural and organic bath, body and skin care products from Target is said to address diverse skin care needs - from dry and sensitive to normal. The line features ingredients derived from African and Asian remedies, and includes aloe vera, jojoba oil, vitamin A and vitamin E. The company also launched SheaMoisture Shave, a personal care solution for men prone to ingrown hairs and razor bumps.
- Target Corp., Minneapolis